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St Peter's on the day of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation (CNS)

Prophecies about the end of the world have always been popular, but the current climate is fertile ground

Archbishop Marini: 'The Council is not behind us. It still precedes us'  (PA)

Perhaps the archbishop has been mistranslated. What exactly was he hoping to achieve?

Pope Francis greets a newly ordained priest yesterday (AP)

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Photo: PA

The common good depends on stable marriages open to life

The bishops' conference of England and Wales attend a general audience with Pope Francis (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

‘If the faith is in imminent peril,’ said St Thomas, ‘prelates ought to be accused by their subjects, even in public.’ What a blogger he would have made…

Rabbi Abraham Skorka, rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary (CNS)

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Ordinations to the priesthood have reportedly reached a ten-year high (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

National Office for Vocation reports rise in numbers of people entering religious life

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (Photo: PA)

The Saudi King might want inter-religous dialogue but prayer is all the Church can offer

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Sixty years of on-off engagement has pushed the region to the brink of war

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/04/13

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